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Exercise bikes?

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by pengwinzz, 13 Sep 2009.

  1. pengwinzz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,087

    Hi everyone,

    I have been having some problems with my knees lately which my doctor suspects is down to the current exercise bike I am using, which doesn't appear to be high enough for me

    So I'm looking for a new exercise bike, (the descriptions of the ones I have looked at so far are a bit crap in that they don't specify how adjustable they are in terms of saddle height

    anyway I was wondering does anybody know of any brands of exercise bikes that you can fit real bike saddles to?
    also - (and this is just my geekie imagination running away with me here) are there any exercise bikes that can be plugged into the mains to generate electricity with?
     
  2. Disco Boy

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Aug 2009

    Posts: 5,311

    Location: London

    Why can you not raise the seat on your current bike?

    A wattbike uses a proper bike seat and pedals, but these are very expensive, they are a very advanced piece of kit.

    Why not just buy a real bike?
     
  3. Morba

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    best thing to do is head to a decent equipment shop and try as many as you can.
     
  4. Edinho

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Sep 2003

    Posts: 4,281

    Location: Not darn sarf

     
  5. Morba

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    Why?
    Many many many people would rather not go out cycling.

    if he wanted a proper bike he would be asking about one :p
     
  6. HarryPainful

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 5 Jan 2008

    Posts: 4,131

    To get a real bike and go out is not always practical for some people.
     
  7. pengwinzz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,087

    ouch! those wattbikes are quite expensive

    as for getting a real bike, well I do have one, but again I suspect I have out grown it, plus with the winter coming up an exercise bike will make more sense. I was intent on joining a gym, however I don't want to pay the membership fees only for my knees to breakdown on me again

    oh and the current exercise bike I have has the saddle in the highest position and it still isn't high enough
     
  8. ThriceNightly

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2003

    Posts: 2,251

    real bike plus trainer